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Workshop Report of the OFSP Stakeholders meeting_Accra Ghana December 17-18_2012

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Samuel Abasiba: Agent of Change

Samuel Abasiba

Samuel Abasiba is an agent of change of the Trainer-of-Trainers: Everything-you-need-to-know-about-sweetpotato course held in Ghana. He works with World Vision International in Ghana. He has, through World Vision International, trained 460 farmers and supplied them with 160, 000 Orange-fleshed sweetpotato cuttings to plant in the Talensi District. 80, 000 of …

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Biofortification in Regional Agriculture and Nutrition Policies

FARA is organizing a side event entitled ‘Embracing biofortification in national and regional agriculture and nutrition policies and strategies, during the Commemoration of 7th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADNFS). This side event falls within the Sub-theme 4 of the ADNFS i.e. harnessing partnerships for improved child nutrition …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Home Grown School Feeding Menu in Nigeria and Ghana

Sweetpotato for health and wealth in Nigeria and Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa for diversified markets are two projects that out of the search for OFSP demand in the formal sector, conceived  inclusion in the school feeding menu. This brief presents a report of the approach and achievements of strategies …
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Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato for Ghana School Feeding Programme – Pilot Programme Launch

Children eating OFSP product

1:00 pm on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at Tibung primary school saw traditional leaders of Tibung, the Kumbungu District coordinating director and his deputy, staff and pupils of Tibung and Yipelgu primary schools, representative from Ghana Education Service, Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Partnership for Child (PCD) and Association of …

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Amidatu Adam: Agent of Change

Amidatu Adam

Amidatu Adam works with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana. She was part of the Trainer of Trainers: Everything-you-need-to-know-about-sweetpotato course held in Ghana. She is currently an agent of change helping to promote Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in her District. Through WIAD-MoFA …

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Presentation 09: Development of End-user Preferred Sweetpotato Varieties in Ghana

This presentation sought to ascertain stakeholders’ knowledge, perceptions, and preferences on sweetpotato end-user-traits in Ghana, assess genetic variation of sweetpotato genotypes in Ghana using agro-morphological, physico-chemical and SSR markers, assess self- and cross-compatibility in sweetpotato germplasm while determining the gene action involved in the control of beta- carotene, dry matter …
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Constraints and Breeding Priorities for Increased Sweetpotato Utilization in Ghana

Sweetpotato is used in various food preparations in place of rice, cassava, yam and plantain in Ghana. In spite of this it does not have the same importance in Ghanaian diet as other root and tuber crops. Consumer taste, preference and acceptance are critical in determining the suitability of sweetpotato cultivars to …
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Breeding Superior Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Cultivars for West Africa

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is of public health significance in the developing world. In spite of extensive promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties (OFSPs), they are poorly utilized in Ghana because of their low dry matter and high sugar content. The objective of this study was to develop farmer- and consumer-preferred betacarotene-rich varieties to …
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